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Abe Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in the Kentucky wilderness. When be was a little boy his Grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. He had a little sister by the name of Sarah. As he went to school he met a boy by the name of Austin. They instantly became friends more so best of friends. At first Abe wasn't allowed to go to school because he didn't have a good pair of britches. In his pastime he loved to read. When Abe was eleven, his mother died of what they called "milk sick" which occurred from drinking unpasteurized milk....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Abe Lincoln and Slavery

- Abraham was born a poor farmhand boy in Kentucky, but he moved from small cabins in Kentucky, Indiana, and finally settled in Illinois. He was a farmhand for his father in these states and didn’t have much exposure to slavery, although, these states did have black/slave laws. Lincoln got his first dose of slavery at the age of eighteen when he was hired to take a flatboat down to New Orleans. I quote from Lincoln: A Photobiography “Lincoln would never forget the site of black men, women, and children being driven along in chains and being auctioned off like cattle.” This still didn’t change his “opinion” on slavery (he didn’t have one)....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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Abe Lincoln

- History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. This essay will prove that George Washington was the greatest U.S....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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In the Article, Chiefly About War Matters, Nathaniel Hawthorne Describes Abe Lincoln's Unattractiveness as Superficial

- ... worn so faithfully that the suit ... had grown to be an outer skin" he effectively demonstrates that Lincoln chose comfort over snobbish tradition thus making himself more relatable to the citizens of the United States, which stunned Hawthorne who found Lincoln's unconventional dress refreshingly simplistic and exemplary of the Yankee spirit thus making Lincoln seem more approachable (para. 3). Hawthorne is also effectively able to convey the fact that despite his lack of physical attractiveness, Lincoln remained strong of mind and relatable to the average American citizen making him the perfect president to confidently lead the Union through the Civil War....   [tags: civil war, union, confederacy]

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln, also known as “Honest Abe”, was the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln was and still is one of the most respected presidents of all time. Although he may not have been widely liked during his run. He did one of the hardest jobs that any person could do, he served the U.S. as president during its civil war and managed to overcome the south and hold the U.S. together by just a couple of strands. Lincoln was only able to do this because he had the ability to strive forward and see what good could come instead of what was happening....   [tags: 16th president, honest abe]

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln: A Biography Needless to say, Abraham Lincoln was one of the nation’s best presidents. Not just any president could bring the nation through the civil war. He was a kind man, who loved reading and writing. This love came from his mother, who taught him at a young age that education was an important part of life. Even though the Lincoln family lived nine miles away from the nearest school, a good 2.5-3 hour walk both ways, Abe and his sister Sally both went to school. During his childhood, Abe was a child who liked to learn....   [tags: Abe, childhood, president, civil war]

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Abraham Lincoln: From an Innocent Child to the Chief of a Bloody War

- The sixteenth president of the United States was none other than “Honest Abe” himself, or better known as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln may have looked thin and weak physically, but he was actually pretty strong. He was also a fierce, sharp-witted lawyer and politician. He was never afraid of the challenges thrown at him. He held firmly to the things he believed to be right, even when the “majority” did not agree with him. Abraham Lincoln faced opposition as president because of his divergent moral views, ideas, decisions, and beliefs....   [tags: honest abe, freeing slaves]

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The Myth of Abraham Lincoln

- The myth of Abraham Lincoln, no myth in American history is more prevailing or enduring. Good old Honest Abe, The Great Emancipator, Defender of the Union. We have come to a crossroad in this country. It is a time of great peril; freedom is in its maximum hour of danger. We must put to rest this myth, which only serves to propagate tyranny and undermine liberty. Abraham Lincoln was not a great man trying to free the slaves; he was a racist, power hungry, tyrant who really fought the civil war to stop the south from seceding....   [tags: honest abe, US presdents' biography]

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US President Abraham Lincoln

- From his rough childhood to his tragic assassination, there might not be a greater president then Abraham Lincoln. His tough life helped him become the famous president we know him as today. Abraham Lincoln’s life was always full of adversity. As a child, Abraham Lincoln and his family always struggled. He was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Named after his grandfather, Abraham, Lincoln did not talk much as a boy and was described as poor and backwards (Freedman 3) His family moved when he was a toddler....   [tags: Honest Abe, American History, President]

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Lincoln : Early Life Of Abraham Lincoln

- ... He worked in Springfield as a lawyer and earned a reputation as being “honest Abe” and served individuals from different towns and different diversity. Lincoln met Mary Todd, and they married in 1842 (Charnwood 78). Abraham Lincoln’s pathway to the white house In 1964, he won election to the United States House of Representative and started to serve in the following year. Being a congressman, Abraham was very unpopular with voters in Illinois for his position against the United State War with Mexico ( Ketcham 67)....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Lincoln 's Leadership : Lincoln On Leadership

- From the humble beginnings of growing up poor and living in a log cabin in Kentucky to the office of President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln never lost focus of his mission in life. Lincoln’s morals and values drove him to success by hard work and a tireless focus on making the United States a better place for all citizens. Lincoln by far has earmarked his place in history as the greatest president ever to hold the office. Politicians today lack the sincerity and humble core that defined Lincoln, and instead use the power of the office as a self serving means to promote their own agenda....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, United States, Sheriff, Police]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Lincoln '

- ... This shows that people in this time period were more concerned about the war that was happening rather than curing the situation. The movie’s settings were very well-constructed from the environment down to the attire of the people in the back ground. The environment had bright scenery to a room with a muted tone of color. It almost felt like you were there because it connected with various camera pans and placement. Other themes of the film was the music which there was a little of but placed in the film in clever ways....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years - Abraham Lincoln” Lincoln was a very intelligent man who was not only our 16th president, but he was a determined wise young man who came from nothing and became everything, led American during the time of the Civil War, abolished slavery, preserved the union, and strengthen the federal government. Lincoln was also known as honest Abe and according to Russell Freedman, Lincoln hated being called Abe and nobody around him would address him as such....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Emancipation Proclamation By Abraham Lincoln

- ... After the Union’s victorious feat at Antietam in 1862, the President issued the Emancipation Proclamation, saying that all slaves in the rebellious states “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free” (1) This took slaves from Confederates, and gave Republicans more soldiers, tipping the balance in favor of the Union. While the Emancipation Proclamation, contrastingly, did not free a single slave, it was an essential turning point in the civil war, and the race war; transforming the fight to preserve the nation into a battle for human freedom....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter

- ... It is important to remember that Lincoln was a product of society in the 1800’s, a time where public views on slavery were quite anonymous, and there was hardly an abolitionist movement (Lewis). Even those who were against slavery were still severely racist, which would have prevented them from putting their reputation, much less their life, on the line to protect an African American. This attempt to show the morality of some white citizens is a dramatically romanticized version of what really would have happened....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Comparing Abraham Lincoln And Beowulf

- The definition of “hero” could possibly be the broadest characteristic or title to grant a human being. Many cultures throughout the history of the Earth have created their own ideas about how a hero should behave and live his life. Although past cultures have been different, the traits of a hero in each civilization are coincidentally analogous with each other. Possessing a warlike and barbaric essence, Beowulf, the protagonist of the only Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, was praised as a leader and hero by the citizens of surrounding lands in northern Europe....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- ... Lincoln’s tough childhood and obstacles he faced made him the hard working man he was which led him to become such an influential president. Throughout his life, Lincoln was pretty well liked by others. J.T. Duryea of the U.S. Christian Commission which met often with president Lincoln wrote, “In temper he was Earnest, yet controlled, frank, yet sufficiently guarded, patient, yet energetic, forgiving, yet just to himself; generous yet firm,” A lot of Abraham Lincoln’s character and personality was formed in early adulthood when he moved to New Salem, Illinois to work for a shopkeeper by the name of Dennis Offut....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- ... but that was all." (The White House). Lincoln disliked the labor that came along with the frontier life. Instead he loved to read and appreciated the mental activities like drawing, writing poetry, and ciphering. He was largely self educated and had a passion for knowledge. He was very intelligent and used his gifts to the best of his ability. Even though Abraham Lincoln experienced many horrific experiences from a young age, such as his brother’s death, his sister’s death, and mother’s death, he prevailed on and did not let these tragedies drag him down and prevent him from being successful and eventually becoming the president....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Civil War Scene Of Lincoln

- As soaked Confederate and the Union fighters charged towards each other in the pitfall of muddy water, the Civil War scene of Lincoln was set. Although many movies based in the 19th century focused on the Civil War, Steven Spielberg, director of Lincoln, decided to take a unique perspective on the period by focusing on the debate over the Thirteenth Amendment. This historical drama, however, developed into a two-and-a-half hour movie with tedious dialog and historical inaccuracies. An hour-and-a-half documentary could have better served the former president and the Thirteenth Amendment....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln, Slavery]

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Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter And Steven Spielburg 's Lincoln

- ... This boy came from his “humble beginnings in a dirt-floor cabin to the grandeur of the White House” (Steers 1) to become our nation’s president. A story like that doesn’t really need more to make it inspiring, but historians and biographers still filled in the gaps with myths, one of the most popular being Abraham Lincoln’s Nickname, “Honest Abe.” The legend behind the nickname varies, however all the versions include a young Abraham Lincoln who has accidently shorted someone some money and goes to any length to make sure the person gets the money they deserve....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- When individuals speak of Abraham Lincoln, the same results occur. He was known as ‘honest Abe’ and abolished slavery. However, while those are true, it’s interesting to dig deeper into the reasons behind the President’s actions. Was it simply a self-less act solely for the well-being of African Americans or an act meeting his political agenda. One cannot write merely about one reason or another without explaining who Abraham Lincoln was and how he got to that point. Looking at the big picture, this paper will focus on Lincoln’s journey to President and the reasoning behind the tough decisions he struggled to make....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, United States, American Civil War]

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Why Abraham Lincoln Was A Great President

- Jeremiah Howze Ms. Matthews English 11 13 November 2015 Why Abraham Lincoln Was a Great President Many know him as “Honest Abe” or “Illinois Rail Splitter” but we know him as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was given birth to in a Hodgenville, Kentucky log house. He also had very little education, and was mostly self-taught. During his lifetime, Lincoln accomplished many things. Some of these included freeing the slaves, fighting the confederacy, and bringing back the country together as one. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of the United States....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, Slavery in the United States]

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Abraham Lincoln, The Great Emancipator, And The Liberator

- ... However, his love and family life was suffering. Lincoln’s relationship with Anne Rutledge was ideal until she tragically died at age 22 from typhoid fever. Lincoln went into another state of depression, just like when his mother died. He married Mary Todd and had four children. Unfortunately, of his four children, only one lived into adulthood. Lincoln was resilient throughout his life and his background gave him some of the necessary qualifications for leadership. Abraham Lincoln became a leader during a very chaotic time in United States history....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Real Lincoln Thomas J. 20000

- The author of the book The Real Lincoln Thomas J. DiLorenzo is a very well educated man from Western Pennsylvania. His background in American economics is a substantially useful Ph.D when writing such as this one. He seems to love writing about american history especially regarding Abraham Lincoln. He has written other books such as Lincoln Unmasked: What You 're Not Supposed To Know about Dishonest Abe, Organized Crime: The Unvarnished Truth About Government and Hamilton 's Curse: How Jefferson 's Arch Enemy Betrayed the American Revolution....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, Abolitionism, American Civil War]

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Abraham Lincoln : The Leader That I Have Chosen

- The leader that I have chosen for my report is Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln was born near Hogenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809 in a small cabin with one door a window a chimney and a dirt floor. Abraham was named after his pioneer grandfather that had been shot dead by hostile Indians in 1786 while planting corn in the wilderness. Young Abraham was a poor backwoods farm boy that grew up swinging an ax in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. There was a school house around two miles away where young Lincoln and his sister attended school....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War

- In Thomas J. DiLorenzo’s book, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, he attempts to change how people in today’s society view Abraham Lincoln. Most people have the opinion that Abraham Lincoln was a great liberator, but in this book it seems like Lincoln was more of a great dictator. He supposedly did things for personal and government gain. In many ways the author’s main objective in the book is to destroy Lincoln’s reputation as the president who saved the Union at its time of need and fought to end slavery for equality for all Americans....   [tags: abraham lincoln, the union, thomas dilorenzo]

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Abraham Lincoln And The Civil War

- Summary The autobiography Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War starts by talking about Abraham Lincoln’s childhood. He was born in 1809 in Nolan Creek, Kentucky. His parents were Nancy Hanks and Thomas Lincoln. Abraham 's father was described as “a tinker- a piddler- always doing, but doing nothing great” (2), meaning that he did just what was necessary to survive, never really getting ahead. During Abe’s childhood, the family would move several times, first to Indiana and later to Illinois. Abraham’s mother Nancy, died when he was still a boy....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Abraham Lincoln And The Manifest Destiny

- ... As we discussed in class, most people aren 't aware of the southward goals because our ancestors never achieved them, and so that aspect of Manifest Destiny was just forgotten. Still, I never knew that in the 1800s, it was very much a reality for American citizens that Cuba and other Latin American countries could fall under their control. I also didn 't realize how much Latin America as a whole influenced the United States during this time period. In general, I had no idea that people in the nineteenth century gave any thought to what lay to the south, so it becomes rather complicated for me to choose exactly what information was new to me....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Biography Of Abraham Lincoln

- ... When his mother died he and his sister were left with his abusive father. At one point his father left them alone with no food for six months to find a new wife. The only education Abe got was from his new mothers attempt to help. It is said that Abe did not have a connection with his father and did not attend his funeral when he died. Lincoln was a strong, hard worker at 6’4 and after his family moved to Illinois in 1830, he left home at the age of 22. He taught himself law and passed the bar exam becoming a licensed lawyer....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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President Lincoln And The Civil War

- ... Once on his own, he became interested in politics. In 1832 he ran for Illinois state legislature. This was his first attempt at a political office and he lost it. This did not hinder him from trying again, however. In 1834 he ran again for state legislature and was elected. He ended up getting reelected four more times to the state legislature. During all of this he started studying to become an attorney. He worked hard for this and spent a great deal of time understanding law. “He threw himself into the study of law, spending nearly every waking moment reading and analyzing the rules of pleading and practice, and became an attorney in 1836....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Abraham Lincoln : Journey And The White House

- Abraham Lincoln: Journey to the White House We all have people that we look up to. We each have people we hold in higher esteem than others. In American history there are a few of those that stick out. The Presidents we remember are the ones who faced the hardest times of America. We remember George Washington with the Revolution, Abraham Lincoln and the Civil war, or JFK and the Cuban missile crisis. History remembers those who had to face the hardest trials. Abraham Lincoln’s road to the White house was filled with pain, loss, and rejection, and that is why he is one of the most remembered and revered presidents we have....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Lincoln: The New Pinocchio

- Once a great leader of the United States, transcending past those before and after his time in office, the sixteenth in line of some of the world’s finest, Abraham Lincoln is a man whom people look up to and aspire to become. His face is printed on every penny and five dollar bill that circulates throughout this nation and the world. Honest Abe, as he is known by some for his great deeds of chivalry while managing a country store. Once he noticed he had taken too much change from a woman earlier in the day and instead of just pocketing the extra he closed the store and walked a great length to return the amount (Brooks)....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, United States President, History]

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Abraham Lincoln, the Only Honest Politician?

- Abraham Lincoln is unfailingly the second president students learn about in grade school, right after George Washington. As far as I can remember, the only thing taught about "Honest Abe" was that he was born in a log cabin and had to walk 12 miles to the library, uphill both ways, "unlike you little brats who have a library in your own school and don't even use it." Of course, I learned more faceless, boring facts about our 16th president in eventual class notes about names and dates. President during the Civil War who was killed by John Wilkes Booth in 1865....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln: The Little Details

- ... Just like Abe’s dad, he was against slavery (Maclean 99). In 1830, Abe’s family moved again and with the help of Abe, his dad built a new home (“Abraham” para. 7). While his family was sick, Abe went out into the world on his own (“Abraham” para. 7). While he was on a trip he witnessed a slave auction that a great impact on his life (“Abraham” para. 7). Early Politics Abe was not just a president, before that he was a captain in the Black Hawk War then spent eight years as an Illinois legislature (The White House para.5)....   [tags: notorious, influential American presidents]

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Reactions to Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

- Historical Investigative Report: Reaction to Lincoln Assassination Abraham Lincoln assassination was the one of the most tragic event in American history. Lincoln was assassinated by itinerant Southern actor John Wilkes Booth. On the evening April 14, 1865 Lincoln attended a special performance of the comedy at the Fords Theater, where he was shot. The bullet had entered through Lincoln’s left ear and lodged behind his right eye. He was paralyzed; doctor’s tried their best efforts but failed. He died at 7:22 AM on April 15th....   [tags: North, South, African Americans]

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Abraham Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address

- ... Abraham Lincoln was not unlike the typical young boy who liked to laugh and play with his friends. He attended school on Knob Creek in Kentucky, and it was once said by one of his classmates, Austin Gollaher, that he didn't attend classes much, and that he didn't even have a textbook of his own. Gollaher also recalled Abraham Lincoln not having a hat. In those times, hats were hard to come by and if you had a wool hat, you were in style. (Pg. 79 vol. 1) I find this to be an interesting recollection due only to the fact that almost all of the most common pictures or paintings of Lincoln, show him in a top hat of some sort....   [tags: personal reflection, influential speeches]

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Gore Vidal’s Lincoln

- Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln” Gore Vidal’s “Lincoln” was an excellent narrative of the Presidency of Abraham Lincoln. Through Vidal’s portrayal of the personality of Lincoln and the people surrounding him it was easy to get an idea of the leadership role that Lincoln played during presidency. After reading many accounts of Lincoln during my research for my paper, I found that Vidals account was extremely accurate. Most interesting was the commanding yet passive relationship that Lincoln had with the members of his cabinet and his generals....   [tags: Gore Vidal Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln; The Great Emancipator?

- Myth and fact have always been at odds. Time and time again myth has been misrepresented as fact. To such an extent it has been ingrained so deeply within the cultural mind, people cease to question its feasibility. To quote Mark Twain, “For the world will not stop and think, it never does, it is not our way; its way is to generalize from a single example”. If asked, nearly every person will unquestionably state that it was Abraham Lincoln and his Emancipation Proclamation that freed the slaves from their southern bondage....   [tags: slavery, emancipation proclamation]

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The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln

- With every assassination there are hundreds of conspiracy theories as to what exactly happened. There is only one theory that is true however, the truth is never known. The amount of conspiracy theories for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln is too high to count, and although it has been over 145 years since the assassination, closure is still a while away. It is proven that John Booth assassinated Lincoln, but the conspiracies are who put him up to it. Abraham Lincoln can be considered one of the greatest presidents of American history, but how did he become president anyway....   [tags: american history, presidents, john booth]

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Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt

- Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt are regarded as two of the greatest presidents that the United States of America has ever had. "Honest Abe" Lincoln is known for his part in abolishing slavery and reuniting the north with the south to end the Civil War. Lincoln began his presidency on March 4, 1861 and was murdered on April 15, 1865, (Compare Lincoln vs. Roosevelt) abruptly ending his term. "Teddy Roosevelt" was known as a valiant explorer and a great environmentalist. He became president in September 14, 1901 and left on March 4, 1909....   [tags: Teddy Roosevelt ]

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln, our 16th president, had a very exciting yet unfortunate life. Understanding Lincolns life may help you to understand why Lincoln was who he was. Perhaps Lincolns hard childhood lead him to his career. What's most interesting about Lincoln is how poor he was as a child and how much success he had as an adult. Childhood About 200 years ago Abraham Lincoln was born in a little log cabin in Kentucky. When he was just a baby his father, Tom Lincoln, ended up moving them to Indiana (“Abraham” para....   [tags: 16th US president, government history]

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Abraham Lincoln Supported Slavery

- The Presidents’ Day holiday is celebrated in the cold month of February; children in classrooms across the United States are given a litany of the Presidents and their most famous accomplishments: George Washington, who could not tell a lie is the “father of our country”; John Kennedy, the dashing young man who asked, “not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country”, was assassinated in a mystery that still remains unsolved, and “Honest Abe” Lincoln, the Great Emancipator who authored the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves, is credited with beginning the long road in the fight for equality for blacks....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln by Thomas Dilorenzo

- Thomas Dilorenzo was born August 8 , 1954 in Pennsylvania. In The Real Lincoln , Thomas Dilorenzo breaks down the honest agenda and task of Abraham Lincoln. Often Lincoln was looked at as a heroic ender of slavery and a strong protector of our Constitution. Born February 12 , 1809, Lincoln was a very determined and hard working man who was determined to get the job done no matter what it took. Even if some of his choices weren't the safest route to go he would enforce his commands and make sure his goals are reached....   [tags: honest agenda, freeing slaves]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln Many know him as “Honest Abe” or “Illinois Rail Splitter” but we all know him as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was given birth to in a Hodgenville, Kentucky log house. He also had very little education, and was mostly self thought. During his lifetime, Lincoln accomplished many things. Some of these included freeing the slaves, fighting the confederacy, and bringing the country back together as one. Abraham Lincoln was one of the greatest presidents of the United States. Abraham came from a poor family and all of his struggles were worth it in the end....   [tags: Biography]

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Abraham Lincoln

- As the 16th president, Abraham Lincoln was known to be the greatest American President. He guided his country through one of the most catastrophic experiences in its history, the Civil War. He was a very unique president, being the first president to have a beard, being the tallest president standing at 6’4 and also being the first to be assassinated. Abe Lincoln accomplished many things in the 4 year term he had served before being assassinated. With his intelligence and hard work, he made a difference in the United States....   [tags: Biography, United States President]

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Abraham Lincoln

- On February 12, 1809 Thomas and Nancy Lincoln welcomed their first son, Abraham, into the world. Abraham was named after his grandfather who was killed by Indians in 1786 near Nolin Creek in Hardin County, Kentucky. (Stone 8) He spent the first few years in Nolin Creek, but by the age of two his father, in search of better farming land, moved them a few miles away to Knob Creek. At one time his family had owned slaves, but they gave up that practice before Lincoln was born. His family even left their church to join one that supported antislavery....   [tags: Biography, Personal Life, Family]

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Springfield Reaction: Touring Lincoln's Home

- My sister and I made a day out of going to Lincoln’s House, Tomb, Museum and New Salem. We left at five in the morning and did not return until about seven or eight that night. The whole experience was interesting. I really enjoyed the Museum and its life like exhibits. The wax figures were so detailed right down to the texture and the facial expressions. There is a cabin that you can walk through along with other rooms with artifacts that you could browse. However, the slave auction scene had the biggest impact on me personally....   [tags: personal reflections]

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Abraham Lincoln's Accomplishments During his Presidency

- ... Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation on january 1st, 1863 to abolish slavery. Abe was considered an “anti slavery”, which means he was against slavery (National park service1). The emancipation played a huge role, during the civil war. The emancipation proclamation declared that all people held as slaves were declared free (National Archives1). The emancipation did not end slavery but it played a big role in some states. After the emancipation was issued many blacks joined the union army and navy (National Archives1)....   [tags: slavery, equality, emancipation proclamation]

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President Abraham Lincoln and John Wilkes Booth

- ... Next Morning Emily: (Front) Good Morning Everybody. As the nation was shocked last night in the shooting of the president, it will be even harder to announce his death. Reporting from Peterson’s boarding house is Krayton Schnepf. Krayton: (Back) Good Morning, behind me is Peterson’s boarding house where president lincoln was pronounced dead this morning. Although John Wilkes Booth has not been found every public, private, and other government officials are on the hunt for Booth. Here with me for a first exclusive interview is vice president Andrew Johnson....   [tags: shot, ford´s theater]

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Abraham Lincoln Assassination: The Shot That Altered a Nation

- Abraham Lincoln, could easily be considered the hero that saved a broken nation. Without his intuition, integrity, and inner drive the United States would have fallen a long time ago. In the present day a person does not run for president with only receiving a year of formal education. People do not self-educate themselves to practice law, nor are they so trustworthy that anyone would loan them money and material goods without any concern of being paid back. Of course, Abraham Lincoln was no ordinary man....   [tags: John Wilkes Booth, african americans, freedom]

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Resilient and Pivotal Leaders of America: Abraham Lincoln

- ... In 1837 Lincoln moved to Illinois new capital Springfield. There he joined John Stuart’s law firm as a partner and continued his political career (notablebiographies.com) During this time he became the most successful lawyer in the state of Illinois earning 1,200 to 1,500 annually (biography.com) This compared to 1,200 for the governor and 750 for circuit judges (biography.com). His practice was based in Springfield but he would also make the rounds with the circuit court, where at first would earn only small fees for petty cases....   [tags: notorious and influential US presidents]

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

- The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a backwoods cabin in Hodgeville, Kentucky. In an interview during his campaign for the presidency in 1860 Lincoln described his adolescence as "the short and simple annals of the poor." (p 30). His father Thomas was a farmer who married Nancy Hanks, his mother, in 1806. Lincoln had one sister, Sarah, who was born in 1807.The Lincoln family was more financially comfortable than most despite the common historical picture of complete poverty....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Abraham Lincoln was a Hypocrite

- Abraham Lincoln was a Hypocrite      Abraham Lincoln was always known as a good and honest man. There are many other opinions that refute this statement. Many theories say that Lincoln was far from good and honest. Throughout his life he tried to do good then as president he tried to hold a nation together by tactics that could be looked at as unpleasant. Abraham Lincoln is considered a hero to many, but he could also be looked at to be a hypocrite and a racist because of his ideas about the Negro race and slave policy during his time....   [tags: Biography]

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Abraham Lincoln as a Dangerous Speaker

-      Many people remember President Abraham Lincoln as being a very gifted orator as well as a dignified leader of our country. Through his many speeches and writings, Abraham Lincoln captivated American minds and gained millions of followers. In Lincoln's "Perpetuation speech," given before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois, in 1838, Lincoln himself stated that our country was in great danger. He speaks of people such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Napoleon and then asks, "Is it unreasonable to expect , that some man possessed of the loftiest genius, coupled with ambition sufficient to push it to its utmost stretch, will at some time, spring up among us?" (Grafton,...   [tags: Presidents essays research papers]

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History Of The Original Lincoln

- In 1858, there was a great struggle within the state of Illinois for a seat in the Senate. The well know Stephen A. Douglas, the favored candidate, was excepted to win. Abraham Lincoln was not a well known candidate. In a struggle for the possible position, Lincoln proposed that he and Douglas organize a series of debates, so that both men might “divide time, and address the same audiences during the same canvass.” Douglas accepted, and he feared that he had “everything to lose from a joint appearance, and yet to decline the challenge would have seemed unmanly in the West of the mid nineteenth century.” Douglas then purposed dates and places; Lincoln complained that Douglas would have four...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Abraham Lincoln, Adelicia Acklen and Harriet Tubman

- The time of the American Revolution was the birth of America. During this period of time the Revolutionary war was fought and America gained its independence from Britain. The Declaration of Independence was signed July 4, 1976 giving the 13 colonies freedom to govern themselves and shortly thereafter in 1781, the Articles of Confederation were ratified. These articles empowered the federal government to conduct foreign affairs, make treaties, and declare war, which had been essential in the struggle for independence....   [tags: articles of confederation, independence]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. A excellent politician, Lincoln was always looked upon for leadership for he put reason and thoughtful decisions behind his word.Abraham Lincoln, born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hawks on February 12, 1809, was conceived in a log cabin built by his father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin located in Hodgenville Kentucky on the twelfth of February in the year of 1809. His parents were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. Lincoln had one older sister (Sarah) who was born in 1807. Three years after Abraham was born, his mother gave birth to a baby boy they named Thomas. The family was faced with devastating turmoil when Thomas died while he was still an infant. When Abe was nine years old he was kicked in the head by a horse, which caused his family to believe him to be dead....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in Hardin Kentucky. His father Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer who was always very poor. Both of his parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had split from another church because of its views against slavery. This is where Abe first developed his own opposition to slavery. When Abe was nine the family moved to Spencer, Indiana, and his mother Nancy died from milk sickness. Milk sickness was a disease acquired by drinking the milk of cows which had grazed on poisonous white snakeroot....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio]

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Abraham Lincoln

-      Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth upon this continent a new nation: conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. (Lincoln) Abraham Lincoln was a true American hero. He brought this country through a time of succession and rebellion, through his thoughtful planning, tyranny like leadership, and amiable individuality. He, with a half a nation of armed forces, liberated the slaves and united a nation. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a log cabin on a farm in Hardin county, Kentucky....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio essays papers]

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Abraham Lincoln: Life, Presidency, and Achievements

- Abraham Lincoln: Life, Presidency, and Achievements Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. He was an excellent politician, and was always looked upon for leadership because he put reason and thoughtful decisions behind his word....   [tags: US American History President]

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Abraham Lincoln

- On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the most famous speakers in history. I will chronicle for you some of the most remembered and effective public addresses of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln’s rise to presidency was a lengthy one. His first political speech came in 1830 after he and his family moved to Illinois where they settled on undeclared land along the Sangamon River; he was in favor of improving navigation on this river....   [tags: essays research papers]

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John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

- John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States of America. He served as President when the country was under war. Abe Lincoln was born in 1806 and grew up in the countryside as a pioneer. His mother died at a young age and he had a sister. His father married a widow that had three children and Abe Lincoln liked her very much. Every day he attended school and worked very hard on his father's farm. John F. Kennedy was born in 1917 and died in 1963....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He served from 1861- 1865. People referred to him as " Honest Abe." During the Civil War Lincoln helped with the North, in doing this the North selected him for a second time in 1864. In all of his time he never wavered from his primary goal- to save the Union and also he saw the nation through it's most dreadful experience, war between Americans. In the beginning- Abraham was born on February 12, 1809....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Death Of Abraham Lincoln - The Pinkey Or The Bullet

- Lincoln Many people “think” that they know about the Lincoln assassination. There are two theories on the death of Abraham Lincoln. The first theory is that of John Wilkes Booth shooting Lincoln in the cerebrum. The second theory is that a doctor misplaced his pinkie finger when assisting Lincoln to a hospital. Many people believe that the doctor’s finger actually pushed the bullet further into Lincoln’s brain, leading to his death. This research paper will compare and contrast the different theories and viewpoints about how Lincoln was assassinated....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lincoln Could He Have Preserve

- From the time the South demanded the return of Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens, tension had been building in expectation of Lincoln’s reply. The options available to Lincoln were limited, and those that were available were further limited by constraints of time and man-power. Lincoln’s options were also limited by his goals. Lincoln had a set agenda, with preserving the Union at the head of the list. Lincoln also aimed to preserve Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens. Lincoln’s most pressing goal was to instigate the war without seeming to be the aggressor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Many Contributions of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and is still one of the most highly respected presidents of our country. He grew up with very little and he was no stranger to hard work. Abraham Lincoln never wavered from striving to better himself through reading just about anything he could get his hands on, to just simply being honest. Often times pitched as the “Great Emancipator” for his work on the Emancipation Proclamation, he took the first presidential step in the official ending of slavery....   [tags: Emancipation, Habeas Corpus Suspension]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President ofthe United States of America, serving from 1860 to 1865 (Wilson, 1). From humble upbringings to becoming the most powerful man in America, "Honest Abe" is known today as a great and influential person whose message echoes in American politics as well as American ethics. Lincoln is almost always voted the best or near-best President among historians (Wilson, 1). He helped mend the rift between the Union and the Confederacy, reuniting and reconstructing America and leading the way for his successors to tum this land ofthe free and home of the brave into the powerhouse it is today (Fetzer, 310)....   [tags: Biography, American History, Politics]

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The Real Lincoln by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

- Thomas J. DiLorenzo is an economics professor at Loyola College. He has written eleven books, and is very widely published in many magazines and journals. In his book, The Real Lincoln, a twist is placed on the traditional picture of Abraham Lincoln. One of the most famous men in American History, Lincoln was regarded as being many great things, but were these things an accurate depiction of who he really was. As DiLorenzo states, “In the eyes of many Americans, Lincoln remains the most important American political figure in history because the war between the states so fundamentally transformed the nature of American government” (2)....   [tags: slavery, equal right, image]

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The Stories Of The Great Leaders

- ... My brothers also taught me in a different way. When I was in elementary school, I would watch them sit and do their homework and anytime they said something I didn’t quite understand, I had a deep desire to figure out what it was and how it worked. This is very similar to how Abraham Lincoln described his own education. He said, “’I can remember going into my little bedroom, after hearing the neighbor’s talk…and trying to make out what was the exact meaning of some of their…dark sayings’” (Wolff, 2009, p.105)....   [tags: Education, Learning, Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln’s Depression

- Little do most people know, our sixteenth President Abraham Lincoln, suffered from a depression also known as Melancholy. Lincoln was, considered by most, one of our greatest Presidents. As a U.S. president, Lincoln had many great accomplishments. For example he had a vital role in preserving the Union during the Civil War, he ended slavery, had good speeches and letters and was very humble. On the outside “Honest Abe” was a strong, intelligent man. On the inside, he was falling apart. Few people these days and in this century know of Lincoln’s condition while he was in office....   [tags: presidents of the United States]

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Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War

- Abraham Lincoln - President During the Civil War Abraham Lincoln was assuredly one of the greatest presidents in American history. This is demonstrated by his effective administration during the Civil War, the creation of policies that benefited everyone in the United States and the efforts that kept the United States from splintering during the Civil War and from its aftermath. Lincoln made excellent decisions in the Civil War. He guided his nation from being torn apart by conflict. He reacted quickly when the War was suddenly sprung upon him....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Leadership : The President Of The United States

- ... It is obvious that Abraham Lincoln knew what he wanted and knew just how to get it. Abraham Lincoln was a popular man because he was a leader who pursued ideas and agendas of social change at great risk to himself. He was the first and only president to have a patent. His patent was a device that freed steamboats that ran aground. He was just as famous for his “almost superhuman achievement in holding the Union together, emancipating the slaves, and ultimately leading the North to victory” (Field, para....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Analysis Of Richard Hofstadter 's ' American Political Tradition '

- In Richard Hofstadter’s book “American Political Tradition” he describes twelve biographical portraits of American statesmen, breaking them from longstanding reputations and putting them under scrutiny. Shockingly, among these statesmen is Abraham Lincoln. Hofstadter criticizes both his legacy and his political intentions. Lincoln, a president nationally regarded as a “self-made” man, nicknamed “Honest Abe,” and generally well liked, is not typically heavily criticized (Hofstadter 121). Hofstadter believed his reputation of being “self-made” was simply just a myth that he used to advance his political career and to seize opportunities of advancement (122)....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Rhetorical Analysis Of John F. Kennedy 's ' I Have A Dream '

- ... As America was still a young country the cheers of the revolutionary war were still in the air. America gained its independence from their demand for freedom. Sixteen presidents later those cries turned from cheers of pride to agony. Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He grew up in rural Kentucky and moved to Illinois later in his life. Lincoln became obsessed with literature and education at a young age he continued his self-education becoming a lawyer. Lincoln became a man for the people and gained the nickname “Honest Abe” due to his trustworthiness and moral character....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Leadership : A Great Leader

- ... If not for Abe the slave would have probably remained slaves for a while. Lincoln, who like no man before or since understood both the deliberative function of our democracy and the limits of such deliberation. We remember him for the firmness and depth of his convictions -- his unyielding opposition to slavery and his determination that a house divided could not stand. Lincoln was a superb orator and a gifted politician, a moral individual who was also (somewhat) able to manage a cabinet of egotistical rivals....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy, What Do They all Have in Common?

- Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy, what do they all have in common. They stood for freedom and civil rights. There are many similarities between the cases, but are they all just a coincidence. I do not think so. There are several conspiracy theories regarding JFK's assassination, such as "LBJ had it done", "the military industrial complex did it", "the mob did it", "Oswald did it on his own as part of an unknown conspiracy", and "the CIA did it". No one knows the truth, and if they do, they are not talking or were already killed, but I do agree with one of these....   [tags: assassination, freedom, civil rights]

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Abraham Lincoln: The Reasons Why He Was a Great President

- On October 26, 1864 Abraham Lincoln gave one of his most important speeches. He said, “Threats of breaking up the Union were freely made; and ablest public men of the day became seriously alarmed...” (Lewis 36). The sixteenth president of the United States has had a more substantial life than people thought. All around the country an impact had been made on all the residents there. This was made by one of the best presidents in history. Honest Abe was a wise man who affected the country and helped make the country what it is today....   [tags: country, states, political, party]

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O Captain My Captain By Walt Whitman

- Emilio Mackie Mr. Webb English 11, Period 1 3-17-2015 O Captain My Captain Walt Whitman wrote the poem O Captain My Captain to honor the death of Abraham Lincoln in 1865. When the poem was published in the New York Saturday Press, the American public loved it. It became a national sensation overnight. Walt Whitman was asked to recite the poem so often, that he once said, “I’m almost sorry I ever wrote [it]” (Library of Congress) But this poem is not to be taken lightly. It speaks of a story about a captain, who returns with his crew after a hard voyage, only to lie in his deathbed in the end....   [tags: American Civil War, United States, Abraham Lincoln]

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Biography of Abraham Lincoln

- Biography of Abraham Lincoln Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents names were Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. They named him after his grandfather. Abraham’s grandfather had been killed by Indians long before Abraham had been born. Both of his parents were born in Virginia. Abraham had an older sister and a younger brother. His younger brother was named Thomas but he died in infancy. Abraham’s sisters name was Sarah. Abraham’s father was a hard worker, he was a carpenter and a farmer....   [tags: American Presidents History Essays]

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